Is what we will all be saying soon. And the Boston Bruins may have put the final nail in his coffin in the Big Apple. The King was pulled the other night against the B’s after letting every member of the Bruins score on him (or so it felt like). The Rangers are out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, having lost their last 4 games and 10 out of their last 13. They now sit 3 points out of the last wild card spot. 3 points is not hard to overcome, however things are not looking bright on Broadway.
Lundquist was pulled after giving up 4 goals in just 27 plus minutes on Wednesday night. After the game Rangers management sent out a release basically saying ‘familiar faces’ will be on the move. Could they be referring to Lundquist? Based on nothing but stirring the pot, Absolutely!!
So how did the Bruins embarrass the blue shirts to the point that they are basically selling everyone in the organization. Let’s take a look. (Keep in mind it brings me such great joy to see any NYC team go through this).
First, the Bruins started Anton Khudobin. Khudobin has been playing great, but the B’s have been so unreal they went with their backup against the Rangers. Backups usually play bottom of the standings teams.
Brad Marchand returned from his 5 games suspension and didn’t miss a beat. Patrice Bergeron should why he is the best overall player in the league (in my opinion) and scored 2x. The icing on the cake was Tim Schaller making the Rangers defense and Lundquist look like #bennygloves back in the day.
With the 6-1 win the Bruins are now 3 points behind Tampa for the lead in the Atlantic division, the Eastern Conference and the overall NHL points lead. They take their 4 game winning streak back to the Garden tomorrow to face the last place Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are led by local boy Jack Eichel who is a superstar. He always plays well against his hometown team, except he has no one around him. Bruins should win this one and move closer the top of the league standings.